Historic Overview Robert Millar

Rider

Overall Rank85
NameRobert MILLAR
Country
  Great Britain
Date of birth13-Sep-1958 - Glasgow (Glasgow City)
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Biography

Robert Millar

Philippa York (previously known as Robert Millar; born 13 September 1958) is a Scottish journalist and former professional road racing cyclist.

York is one of Britain's most successful cyclists of all time. Competing throughout her cycling career as Robert Millar, York won the "King of the Mountains" competition in the 1984 Tour de France and finished fourth overall. York was the first rider from an English speaking country to have won the Mountains classification in the Tour de France. This success was the first time a British rider won a major Tour classification, and was unsurpassed as the highest Tour finish for a Briton for over 20 years until Bradley Wiggins was retrospectively placed third in the 2009 Tour de France. York rode the Tour de France eleven times, completing the race eight times.

York finished second in the 1987 Giro d'Italia and also won the King of the Mountains classification. This was the highest finish by a Briton in the Giro d'Italia until Chris Froome won the 2018 race. As well as the Giro second-place finish, York finished second in two other Grand Tours: the 1985 and 1986 Vuelta a España. Their second place at the 1985 Vuelta came after losing the leader's jersey on the penultimate stage, in what is widely thought to be collusion by the Spanish-speaking teams. Further victories came at the 1985 Volta a Catalunya, the 1989 Tour of Britain and the 1990 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré.

After retiring, York moved into journalism, as well as spending a year as a coach for British Cycling. She reduced her public commitments in 2000 following hostile stories regarding rumours of her gender transition, and after an appearance as Millar at the 2002 Commonwealth Games left public life altogether. In the 2010s, having transitioned to living as York, she returned to journalism, publishing under the name of Robert Millar until a decision to appear on television commentary led to her revealing her transition publicly in 2017.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Tour de France - stages 1983 (1), 1984 (1), 1989 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1991 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1987 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1986 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1984 (1), 1989 (1), 1990 (1)

Seasons

Robert Millar - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1980 Peugeot 383 126
2. 1981 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 399 135
3. 1982 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 231 196
4. 1983 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 928 46
5. 1984 Peugeot 1832 12
6. 1985 Peugeot 2197 7
7. 1986 Panasonic 1370 25
8. 1987 Panasonic 1868 13
9. 1988 Fagor - MBK 1461 18
10. 1989 Z 1216 25
11. 1990 Z 1701 12
12. 1991 Z - Peugeot 897 51
13. 1992 TVM - Sanyo 842 50
14. 1993 TVM 852 46
15. 1994 TVM - Bison Kit 171 262
16. 1995 Le Groupement 94 349
Overall: 16442 85